Arizona v. JeanAnnotate this Case
The Arizona Supreme Court affirmed the denial of defendant's motion to suppress and defendant's drug-related convictions and sentences. The court held that defendant was subjected to a warrantless search that violated his reasonable expectation of privacy and thus his Fourth Amendment rights. However, the evidence obtained need not be suppressed because the good faith exception to the exclusionary rule applied. In this case, defendant was a passenger of a truck that he sometimes drove while accompanied by its owner. Police officers collected information over several days from a GPS tracking device they had placed on the truck without obtaining a warrant. The court explained that the search was conducted in objectively reasonable reliance on binding appellate precedent.